Rumor: Two next-gen Xbox models to be announced at E3 2019 [Update]

Reportedly features SSDs and launching with Halo Infinite.


The next generation of Xbox consoles will be announced at E3 2019, according to a report from French website JeuxVideo.

According to the website, the consoles are code-named “Lockhart” and “Anaconda.” Lockhart is a entry level device without a disc drive and focused on digital, while Anaconda is a high-end device priced similarly to Xbox One X at launch.

As for specifications, JeuxVideo said that data sheets leaked in late January are close to accurate, but would only confirm the presence of SSDs on each machine. Here are the data sheets from January:

Xbox “Lockhart” Xbox “Anaconda”
CPU Custom 8 Cores – 16 zen threads 2 Custom 8 Cores – 16 zen threads 2
GPU Custom NAVI 4+ Teraflops Custom NAVI 12+ Teraflops GPU
RAM 12GB of GDDR6 memory 16GB of GDDR6 memory
Storage SSD 1TB NVMe 1 + GB / s SSD 1TB NVMe 1 + GB / s

The Verge senior editor Tom Warren also chimed in to reiterate that not all of the above specifications are accurate.

JeuxVideo states that release is scheduled for the end of 2020, and that Halo Infinite will be a launch title. Halo Infinite will reportedly also be available for Xbox One and PC, as originally announced, as “Microsoft is seeking to get rid of the concept of console generations.”

As for other titles, the website reports that the next game by Ninja Theory, a newly acquired Microsoft studio, will be available in early 2020.

Remember: until anything is officially announced, consider everything reported on this subject nothing more than a rumor.

Thanks, ResetEra.

Update 1:00 p.m.: Thurrott’s Brad Sams is reporting that Microsoft will talk more about its next-generation consoles at E3 2019. He says he is expecting them to talk about next-generation consoles, updates to Xbox Game Pass, new games, and that Halo Infinite will be a launch title for the next-generation platform. He also heard that Halo Infinite will have more RPG elements in it in that the story will evolve based on the decisions players make in the game.

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